In the upcoming months and years, we will be developing a parish outreach initiative to equip our parishioners to be active and effective evangelizers in the digital world. Please pray for this essential part of the Church's mission in the New Evangelization.
Below is a list of the areas in which we as Church are called to develop with passion and missionary zeal:
Why would a parish embark on this New Media Outreach Initiative?
Facebook and Twitter for beginners
Signing Up and completing your first post on Facebook and Twitter
Sharing content you receive with your network on Facebook and Twitter
Following Catholic publications, bloggers, and organizations that can help you grow in your Catholic faith on Facebook and Twitter
Tithing on social media: Why committing to posting faith-related messages as 10 percent of your social media messages will bring more fulfillment to your life and to many within your social networks
Sharing videos, audio links, and photos on Facebook and Twitter
Finding relatives, individuals, friends, and organizations to "like" and "follow" on Facebook and Twitter
Growing the number of people who follow your posts on Facebook and Twitter
Connecting with other Catholics in the parish and worldwide on Facebook and Twitter
Connecting with kids and grandkids on Facebook and Twitter: what to do and what to avoid
Helpful social media norms and guidelines
"The Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, in order to dialogue with people today and to help them encounter Christ. She needs to be a Church at the side of others, capable of accompanying everyone along the way. The revolution taking place in communications media and in information technologies represents a great and thrilling challenge; may we respond to that challenge with fresh energy and imagination as we seek to share with others the beauty of God."
(POPE FRANCIS, MESSAGE FOR THE 48TH WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY, JANUARY 24TH, 2015)